Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda
Mexican songstress has long been accused of removing some of her ribs to look slimmer  Getty

Thalía, the Mexican superstar accused of surgically removing some of her ribs to make her waist slimmer, has sent the rumour mill into overdrive by posting a selfie with a pickle jar apparently containing her missing bones.

The 42-year-old songstress reignited widespread speculation about her curves after a Filipino talkshow host discussed the claims in a recent interview.

In the image posted on Instagram, Thalía can be seen grinning broadly while posing next to a pickle jar filled with what looks like bones, implying she had kept them as a souvenir after the alleged procedure.

She taunted her fans further with the caption: "You think I removed my ribs? Yes, no? #ThaliasRibs #Myth".

She later added: "To all my loving Filipino fans, here is the proof. I love my famous ribs, I kept them with me all of these years."

The pop star, who is known as the Queen of Latin Pop, has sold over 40 million records worldwide and has a strong Filipino fan base. Her hits include Equivocada, Estoy enamorado and No Me Ensenaste.

Thalia has also ventured into acting, playing Marimar and Maria la del Barrio in a number of Filipino soaps.

There is no proof that the bones in the jar belong to a human being, or are indeed her own.